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Online Legal Research Assistants & Legal Secretaries

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Post your legal research project on oDesk and find professional legal researchers who can search through relevant sources of law, legislation and legal documentation to support your court case. These experienced assistants can search for patents and trademarks among legal research websites and databases; provide you with a different legal research methodology or law practice management software; and gather information about your case, from product history and origins to medical tests and sales statistics. You will also find intellectual property experts who can perform competitive research and determine whether patent, trademark, or copyright infringement has been committed against your company or website.

Legal research refers to the task of finding and gathering information necessary to support a legal case. On oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, lawyers and law firms hire talented legal researchers and assistants — who may have professional experience in corporate law, criminal law or patent law — to conduct thorough legal research about workplace policies, consumer rights, or specific regulations. They can also draft legal documents, write detailed reports, or prepare presentations — including case studies, statutes, law reviews, or reviewing ethic and moral aspects of a subject.

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On average, 128 Legal Research projects are completed every quarter on oDesk.

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Average Legal Research Freelancer Feedback Score

Legal Research oDesk freelancers typically receive a client rating of 4.68.

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Last updated: March 1, 2015

  • Trained Paralegal & Executive Administrative Services

    Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management … more

    Polished paralegal and administrative assistant who is a highly motivated, quality-oriented professional with over 20 years of experience, along with a comprehensive background in customer service, project management, planning and directing business and personal activities for all levels of management. History of outstanding performance for problem solving and ensuring customer satisfaction. Self-motivated, exercises sound, sensible judgment; highly organized and detail oriented with a proven ability to meet deadlines. Adept at setting goals, establishing priorities, managing resources, and coordinating complex activities in a broad range of areas. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced environments. Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles, responsibilities, technologies, and environments. Demonstrates outstanding problem solving and active listening skills; diffuse difficult customer situations with tact and diplomacy. CORE COMPETENCIES - Office Management - Confidential Correspondence - Client & Staff Communications - Management Liaison - Calendar Management - Appointment Scheduling - Document Management - Typing Speed 65 - 70 wpm - Oral & Written Communication - Process Improvement - Travel Planning - Meeting & Special Event Planning - Customer Relationship Management & Retention (Outlook & Sage Act!) - Computer Skills (MS 2003-2007-2010-2013 Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, Microsoft OS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7) - WestLaw & Lexis Nexis - SAP OS - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw _______________________________________ TECHNICAL SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS - MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, & OneNote) - WestLaw - Lexis Nexis - Adobe Photoshop - Lotus Notes - SmartDraw (Legal & Business Software) - Sage ACT! Pro 2011 - MS Windows XP, Vista, & Windows 7 -Golden Key International Honor Society - Member of the Paralegal Club - Member of the -Paralegal Honor Society - Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society - Kappa Lambda Honor -Society in Paralegal Studies - Member of the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) - Member of the Philadelphia Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the Pittsburg Area Paralegal Association (PAPA) - Member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) - Member of the National Associations of Legal Assistants (NALA) Home Office Equipment and Software: -Private and secure Home Office - Dell Computer (less than 2 years old) w/4 GB Memory - Dual Samsung SyncMaster 24 inch monitors with 1920 x1080 Resolution (1080p Full HD) - Business Class High Speed Internet (Hardwired Broadband) - Dedicated telephone and fax line - Noise cancelling headset and microphone - 1 Terabyte backup hard drive - CyberPower PowerPane -Personal Edition 1.2.7 USP Backup Battery/Power - HP Scanner, Printer, Copier - Shredder - HTC One cell phone w/unlimited text & data liked to my email addresses providing accessibility 24/7 - Secured File Cabinets and Office - Microsoft Office Suite Professional Plus 2013 - Sage Act! Pro 2011 - SmartDraw Legal and Business Software - Adobe Air - Adobe Flash Player - Adobe Reader - Adobe Photoshop Elements - Java - Logitech Orbit AF Webcam - Logitech Vid HD - Skype - Google Docs - Dropbox  less

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    • $17.22 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 5778 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 2 TESTS
  • Paralegal-Writer-Researcher

    While working within the legal environment I have managed projects, paralegals, and departments. Other experience includes working on mass litigation cases involving hundreds of clients as well as assisting the solo attorney grow their practice. In addition to managing cases … more

    While working within the legal environment I have managed projects, paralegals, and departments. Other experience includes working on mass litigation cases involving hundreds of clients as well as assisting the solo attorney grow their practice. In addition to managing cases and law offices, I have assisted in the training of first and second year lawyers in the practice of law. My writing experience consist of drafting legal pleadings ranging from complaints, trial briefs, appeals briefs, agreements, and other various and routine legal documents within the law office/department. These writings were utilized in bankruptcy, civil, criminal, administrative, governmental agency, and corporate law areas. Additional writing experience includes writing self-help legal articles in the areas of bankruptcy, civil, family, worker's comp, and tax law. My experience also includes working with individuals in preparing legal documents to present to the court, with or without an attorney. Additional experience includes document review for pre-litigation and discovery purposes, and legal research using LexisNexis and Westlaw to determine the viability of legal arguments. Once the document review and research was completed, I prepared motions and memorandum for the assigned attorney to review for submission to the respective court, whether federal or state. As a paralegal with such diverse attributes and skills, I can assist any person ranging from a law firm looking to outsource work, to the individual or business owner looking to lower their cost, as well as the solo attorney who needs to contract work to achieve their budgeted goals. For more information visit www.demetrecetheparalegal.com  less

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    • $35.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.7
    • 231 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 4 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 7 TESTS
  • Attorney, Author, and Songwriter

    Writing Experience: California attorney for 30 years, concentrating on extensive writing of analytical and persuasive documents. Author of a regularly-featured column in a tourism magazine for 3 years. CCMA Songwriter of the year 1997. Blog writer for Factoids. Strengths and … more

    Writing Experience: California attorney for 30 years, concentrating on extensive writing of analytical and persuasive documents. Author of a regularly-featured column in a tourism magazine for 3 years. CCMA Songwriter of the year 1997. Blog writer for Factoids. Strengths and Skills include research of all types; editing; drafting legal documents of all types; excellent usage of the English language; professional yet friendly client communications; and creative solutions. Accomplishment Highlights: Judicial officer (Judge pro-tem, filling temporary vacancies) since 1993; Appellate attorney since 1991; American Jurisprudence award for excellence in analytical and persuasive writing; and polished business skills developed as the owner/manager of the largest (at that time) all-female law firm in San Diego.  less

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    • $20.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.5
    • 1 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 3 TESTS
  • Executive Assistant

    I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert … more

    I worked for Robert Half International as an assistant to twelve recruiters, assisting them with all aspects of their job from answering phones and compiling routine correspondence to purchasing marketing materials and completing expense reports. Following my employment with Robert Half International I began my career with United States Probation Office. My first position was as receptionist and I quickly moved into a clerk position, assisting officers with their caseloads and providing support functions throughout the office. My final position was as Officer Support Specialist where I conducted investigations and provided any administrative functions as needed. During this time I was able to experience a myriad of administrative functions. I specifically worked as a background investigator for the last 4 and a half years, utilizing proprietary software, online sensitive resources, and public information to provide a full history for the judge to make decisions on bond and release. The specific investigative systems I have experience with include, but are not limited to, NCIC, NLETS, Clear, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw, and PACTS. I also used public information obtained from local courts. My last position with the United States Probation Office required me to work with little to no supervision and provided me with opportunities for personal and professional growth. While working in this capacity I also obtained my Master's degree, maintaining a 3.9 grade point average.  less

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    • $16.67 HOURLY RATE
    • 4.9
    • 2 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • AAS in Paralegal

    I am a graduate of Rasmussen college with an AAS in Paralegal. I carried a 3.8 GPA for 2 years. Certified in Westlaw, as well as knowledgeable in research, legal writing, Microsoft Office, litigation, and family law. I have … more

    I am a graduate of Rasmussen college with an AAS in Paralegal. I carried a 3.8 GPA for 2 years. Certified in Westlaw, as well as knowledgeable in research, legal writing, Microsoft Office, litigation, and family law. I have done proofreading and editing on a few jobs, which I really enjoy. I type 58 words per minute and am capable of transferring pdf documents to word. I reply to all messages within 24 hours and I pay high attention to detail. If you are looking for someone who takes their work seriously and strives to give customers a good product then look no further. I am looking for work using my skills.  less

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    • $10.00 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 54 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 2 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 6 TESTS
  • Law Graduate, HR Practitioner, Writer & Researcher

    Law Graduate (Philippine Law School) I have a degree in law with a strong grasp of legal principles, strong ethical sensibility, highly observant and strong investigative skills. Human Resources Practitioner and Labor Relations Expert I am adept in handling employee … more

    Law Graduate (Philippine Law School) I have a degree in law with a strong grasp of legal principles, strong ethical sensibility, highly observant and strong investigative skills. Human Resources Practitioner and Labor Relations Expert I am adept in handling employee grievances, discipline and coaching. I have 15 + years of experience as HR Practitioner. I specialise in labor laws and negotiations. Researcher (University of the Philippines, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy) I have a degree in Philosophy wherein research was part of the curriculum. I am naturally curious, open minded, persistent and innovative. Writer I love writing. I am fluent in English and use it as my primary mode of communication. I am very articulate and creative. I can write any article and any kind of story. Feature writing is my passion.  less

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    • $11.16 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 3 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 5 TESTS
  • Lawyer, Legal Services, Writer, Translation (Russian/English), SMM

    I am an experienced professional (more than 5 years) looking for a position in an environment that will challenge me further, while allowing me to contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization. My areas of expertise are … more

    I am an experienced professional (more than 5 years) looking for a position in an environment that will challenge me further, while allowing me to contribute to the continued growth and success of the organization. My areas of expertise are: Strong Customer Service Skills Legal Research/Legal services Administrative Support Data Entry Translation Services (English, Russian) Web Research Professional email correspondence/Phone skills I have a BA in Criminal Justice and JD from a top Russian university.  less

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    • $18.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 1202 HOURS
    • UNITED STATES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 10 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 10 TESTS
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  • Admin/Virtual/Personal Assistant, Data Entry, PowerPoint, Blogger, SEO

    I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law … more

    I am a seasoned contractor on Odesk who has had a good track record. I'm a personal assistant but I also do data entry, web research, and PowerPoint presentations. Previously worked as a Personal Assistant for a California-based law firm wherein I was able to hone my skills by performing multiple tasks, my goal is to deliver what the client wants. Ad when it comes to quality of work, I'm one of the best.  less

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    • $8.89 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 4755 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 22 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 13 TESTS
  • Customer Service Expert Excellent English Skills Brainbench Certified

    Seeking a challenging job which will utilize and enhance my professional skills in the best possible way and simultaneously achieve the employer's goals. I am meticulous and have excellent organizational skills. I usually accomplish tasks ahead of schedule. I … more

    Seeking a challenging job which will utilize and enhance my professional skills in the best possible way and simultaneously achieve the employer's goals. I am meticulous and have excellent organizational skills. I usually accomplish tasks ahead of schedule. I am also punctual and has great time management. I am an efficient worker and fast learner. I am trustworthy and reliable. My family is my greatest motivation. I am passionate and committed. When I set goals, I do everything I can to deliver excellent results. My passion for knowledge and excellence sets me apart from the pack. My customer service skills, detail-oriented disposition, hardworking nature and proficiency of the English language are also traits which I believe will help me be the best that I can be in all my endeavors.  less

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    • $4.44 HOURLY RATE
    • 5.0
    • 35 HOURS
    • PHILIPPINES
    • LAST ACTIVE
    • 0 PORTFOLIO ITEMS
    • 9 TESTS
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